Seen & Heard: Town Stages Has Opened

••• Town Stages has opened, according to a press release.

••• From the Lilac Preservation Project: “We’re collecting donations to match a $5,000 challenge grant. If we can meet this goal by the end of the year, your dollars will be doubled. With your help, that means $10,000 to restore LILAC and create more great programs in 2018! Donate through Eventbrite before December 31.

••• From Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer: “My office is now accepting applications for Community Board membership. You may apply online or print and complete a paper application, at Please note: you should read the PDF and prepare your answers in advance, since the online application must be completed in one sitting. Applications must be submitted (or postmarked) before 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018.”

••• Shooting in the Broadway/White area on Friday: “Fashion Victim.” From E!: “An hour-long dark comedy from Heathers writer Daniel Waters and his brother, Mean Girls director Mark Waters. Hailing from from Universal Cable Productions and Thinkfactory Media, ‘#Fashionvictim’ tells the story of Anya St. Clair, an aspiring fashion editor, style maven, velvet-rope VIP, Instagram trendsetter, and social media chameleon who truly believes that fashion is to die for. St. Clair never goes anywhere without her lipstick, phone, credit cards, and switchblade (pearl-handled, naturally). Fashion faux-pas can prove to be fatal to anyone who is unfortunate enough to clash with her aesthetic or get in the way of her ambitions.” #onejokeshow

••• We need more tap dancing. On December 15-16 at the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center: “In Rising to the Tap, tap virtuoso Andrew Nemr shares episodes from his immigrant history—his family’s departure from Lebanon in 1976, adapting to life in New Jersey, his eventual mentorship under legends Savion Glover and Gregory Hines— and his struggles with loneliness, bullying, and cultural identity. Mixing musically explosive footwork with autobiographical solo storytelling, Nemr candidly reveals a unique American journey through a uniquely American dance form.” Some video of Nemr: